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Continuing Medical Education
April 14, 1999

April 14, 1999

JAMA. 1999;281(14):1347-1348. doi:10.1001/jama.281.14.1347
Physicians in the United States, Canada, and Mexico

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Canada, or Mexico who read any 3 of the selected continuing medical education (CME) articles in this issue of JAMA, complete the CME Evaluation Form, and fax it to the number or mail it to the address at the bottom of the CME Evaluation Form are eligible for category 1 CME credit. There is no charge.

The American Medical Association (AMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor CME for physicians. The AMA designates this educational activity for up to 1 hour of category 1 CME credit per JAMA issue toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). Each physician should claim for credit only those hours that were actually spent in this educational activity.

Physicians in Other Countries

Physicians with current and valid licenses in the United States, Mexico, or Canada are eligible for CME credit even if they live or practice in other countries. Physicians licensed in other countries are also welcome to participate in this CME activity. However, the PRA is available only to physicians licensed in the United States, Canada, or Mexico.

Earning Credit and the CME Evaluation Form

To earn credit, read 3 of the articles listed below that are designated for CME credit carefully and complete the CME Evaluation Form. The CME Evaluation Form must be submitted within 1 month of the issue date. A certificate awarding 1 hour of category 1 CME credit will be faxed or mailed to you; it is then your responsibility to maintain a record of credit received.

One of our goals is to assess continually the educational needs of our readers so we may enhance the educational effectiveness of JAMA. To achieve this goal, we need your help. You must complete the CME Evaluation Form to receive credit.

Statement of Educational Purpose

JAMA is a general medical journal. Its mission and educational purpose is to promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health. A flexible curriculum of article topics is developed annually by THE JOURNAL's editorial board and is then supplemented throughout the year with information gained from readers, authors, reviewers, and editors. To accommodate the diversity of practice types within JAMA's readership, the Reader's Choice CME activity allows readers, as adult learners, to determine their own educational needs and to assist the editors in addressing their needs in future issues.

Readers of JAMA should be able to attain the following educational objectives: (1) select and read at least 3 articles in 1 issue to gain new medical information on topics of particular interest to them as physicians, (2) assess the articles' value to them as practicing physicians, and (3) think carefully about how this new information may influence their own practices. The educational objective for each CME article is given after the article title below.

CME Articles in This Issue of
CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

The following articles in this issue may be read for CME credit:

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Anabolic Effects of Nandrolone Decanoate in Patients Receiving Dialysis: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that dialysis patients may benefit from treatment with an anabolic steroid.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Resistance Exercise and Supraphysiologic Androgen Therapy in Eugonadal Men With HIV-Related Weight Loss: A Randomized Controlled TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that exercise and anabolic steroid treatment may restore lean body mass and muscle strength in HIV-infected men.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Diabetes and Decline in Heart Disease Mortality in US AdultsArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that advances in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease may have had less benefit for people with diabetes.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Health-Related Quality of Life as a Predictor of Mortality Following Coronary Artery Bypass Graft SurgeryArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that patients' reports of their own physical health may predict mortality after coronary bypass graft surgery.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Effects of Writing About Stressful Experiences on Symptom Reduction in Patients With Asthma or Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Randomized TrialArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that writing about stressful life experiences may benefit patients with asthma or rheumatoid arthritis.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Organizational Characteristics of Intensive Care Units Related to Outcomes of Abdominal Aortic SurgeryArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To learn that intensive care units without daily physician rounds or high nurse-patient ratios may have greater postsurgical mortality rates.

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Pharmacological Treatment of Alcohol Dependence: A Review of the EvidenceArticle

CME Articles in This Issue of JAMA

Educational Objective: To review the effectiveness of drugs used to treat alcoholism.

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